NEWS

FLAT DADDY SELECTED FOR 12th ANNUAL HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL
 
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The HollyShorts Film Festival is one of Los Angeles’ highest profile short film festivals, featuring over 300 local and international short films from over 1,000 submissions. Since 2012, the festival has been staged at the iconic Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. We are thrilled and honoured that Flat Daddy was selected for this festival, and will be screened at this legendary Hollywood film venue.
 

FLAT DADDY SELECTED FOR THE INAUGURAL CORONADO ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL
 
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Flat Daddy was selected to screen in competition at the inaugural Coronado Island Short Film Festival in California, its jury headed up by renowned film critic, author and television personality, Leonard Maltin.
 
FLAT DADDY SELECTED FOR FLICKERFEST
 
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Flat Daddy was selected to screen in competition at Flickerfest 2016 — one of 52 Australian films selected for Australia’s only Academy® accredited and BAFTA recognised competitive international short film festival, and one of nine films selected for Flickerfest’s national tour.
 
FLAT DADDY NAMED A FINALIST IN THE SREEN PRODUCERS AUSTRALIA AWARDS
 
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Flat Daddy has been named a finalist in the 15th Annual Screen Producers Australia Awards in the inaugural Short Film Production category.
 
FLAT DADDY SELECTED FOR THE 2015 ADELAIDE FILM FESTIVAL
 
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We’re thrilled to announce that Flat Daddy has been selected for the 2015 Adelaide Film Festival.
 
About the Adelaide Film Festival
 
Adelaide Film Festival (AFF) is a biennial eleven-day celebration and exploration of Australian and international screen culture with a unique program of screenings, forums and special events. The event has rapidly established itself as one of the boldest and most innovative in the country and has made a name for itself internationally as a platform for exciting new talent in the Australian industry. Originally presented biennially in March, since 2013 the Adelaide Film Festival has been presented in October.
 
The youngest but most dynamic national screen event, Adelaide Film Festival was established in 2002 and was placed in Variety’s list of ’50 Unmissable Film Festivals’. It is Australia’s premier film event launching new films, art and interactive projects to national and international audiences.
 
FLAT DADDY NOMINATED FOR AN AACTA AWARD
 
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We’re very excited and honoured to announce that Flat Daddy has been nominated for an AACTA Award in the Best Short Fiction Film category.
 
The Australian Film Institute (AFI) was established in 1958 when the AFI held Australia’s first ever film excellence Awards — the AFI Awards — and since then has remained committed to connecting Australian and international audiences with great Australian film and television content.
 
The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) was launched by the AFI in August 2011.
 
The primary role of AACTA is to recognise, encourage, promote and celebrate film and television excellence in Australia through the nation’s highest screen accolades — the AACTA Awards.
 
The AACTA Awards, a continuum of the AFI Awards, are the Australian screen industry’s “stamp of success” — the Australian equivalent of the Oscars and the BAFTAs.
 
FLAT DADDY SELECTED FOR 2015 PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST
 
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We’re delighted to announce that Flat Daddy has been invited to screen in competition at the 2015 Palm Springs International ShortFest — one of 65 short films to have their North American premiere at the festival, and one of 330 selected from approx. 3,500 submissions.
 
About Palm Springs International ShortFest
 
Designated by AMPAS, BAFTA and BIFA as an award-qualifying festival, and accredited by the International Short Film Conference, the Palm Springs International ShortFest & Short Film Market, one of the most acclaimed short film showcases in the world, will take place in Palm Springs on June 16-22. Now in its 21st year and recently taking 8th place in the annual USA Today 10Best poll, ShortFest will showcase over 300 short films from more than 50 countries.
 
Click here for more
 
FLAT DADDY NOMINATED FOR TWO AWARDS
 
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Flat Daddy was nominated for Best Director and Best Original Score at the 2015 St Kilda Film Festival. Congratulations to Matt and Guy for their well-deserved nominations.
 
Click here for all the award nominations
 
FLAT DADDY TO OPEN THE 2015 ST KILDA FILM FESTIVAL
 
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We’re proud to announce that Flat Daddy has been selected for Opening Night at the 2015 St Kilda Film Festival — one of the longest­ running and highest­ profile short film festivals in the world.
 
Click here to read the Inside Film article
 
Click here to read the Campaign Brief article
 
TEASER
 

 
 
BEHIND THE SCENES – KAT BECK AND SOPHIA TSOLTOUDIS
 

 
 
BEHIND THE SCENES – KAT STEWART
 

 
 
BEHIND THE SCENES – GEOFF HALL ON ZEISS MASTER ANAMORPHIC LENSES
 

 
 
EXCLUSIVE FIRST REVEAL: OUR FLAT DADDY
 

 
 
SCREEN NSW OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES 2014 EFF RECIPIENTS
 
Screen NSW announces FLAT DADDY as one of three NSW-based filmmaking teams to receive the 2014 Emerging Filmmaking Fund (EFF); a grant of $30,000 to assist us on the road to success.
 
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Picture from: http://www.screen.nsw.gov.au/screen-nsw-news/nsw-government-helping-three-new-filmmaking-teams-on-the-road-to-career-success/
 
 
WELCOME, KAT STEWART!
 

 
We’re proud to announce that the very talented AACTA and Logie award-winning actress Kat Stewart has been cast in the lead role.
 
“I’m thrilled that Kat has agreed to play the lead in Flat Daddy. She has the most expressive face and eyes I’ve ever seen, and her depth of talent is off the charts. I imagined Kat in the role when I first started adapting Louise D’Arcy’s short story, but it was just a bit of fantasy casting so I could better see and hear the character. I never entertained the idea of approaching Kat until it reached the point where I couldn’t see anyone else in the role, so I’m extremely grateful she said yes!” (writer-director, Matt Holcomb)
 
 
WELCOME!
 
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Welcome to the website for the short film, Flat Daddy, recently awarded production funding from Screen NSW as part of their Emerging Filmmakers Fund.
 
Flat Daddy is based on the short story of the same name, written by Louise D’Arcy, and winner of The Age Short Story Award in 2009. The story is about a working-class Australian military family and how a life-size cut-out of the serving father and husband, meant to provide a sense of comfort, becomes a source of emotional upheaval.
 
In coming days a production diary will appear on this website, giving readers an insight into the process of planning and executing a project of this nature.
 
We look forward to sharing the adventure with you.